Sycomore Eau de Toilette 
Chanel (2008)

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Sycomore Eau de Toilette by Chanel

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Jacques Polge

Part of Les Exclusifs range. A different fragrance to one of the same name launched in 1930.

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There are 112 reviews of Sycomore Eau de Toilette by Chanel.

A lovely vetiver with some real "oomph" behind in from the woods. While technically "masculine", I have not problems wearing this as a woman. I like it a lot, and happily finished my decant. However, I like it only in the fall/winter, as it is too heavy the rest of the year, and I don't need 100mL of this. If it came in 15/25/30, I'd repurchase.

No need to write too much here. The Guide has it as a "smoky vetiver"; it could easily have been "reference vetiver". It does that clever thing of being smooth and smoky at the same time, both edgy and natural. Brilliant and "essential", in the ways that a £300 bottle of perfume can be.

The quintessential vetiver/cypress/tobacco scent. With a sparkly opening and semi-sweet drydown. Nothing much more to say, as this has already been established as a reference-level vetiver scent, which I agree with.

Ah, Sycomore. I bought myself a bottle of this elixir (EdT) around 2012, and now I find myself carefully rationing the stash. Delicious; this scent is a gift to the nose. The first whiff is of cigarette smoke. Not wood smoke; mellow cigarette smoke. This recedes within the first 15 minutes, and vetiver puts a foot forward. Then vetiver mingled with cypress notes lasts for a heavenly 3-4 hours, and slowly melts into a sandalwood hum interspersed with the faintest spikes of pepper. When wearing this, every so often a movement releases a puff of scent and I am delighted with it, and myself for wearing it. For me, it is happiness in a bottle. It is smooth, heady, and elegant. I find its sillage to be considerable, and longevity runs about 7 hours before I feel the need to re-spritz. This is a tie for my "desert island scent", and for those concerned with such things, this is one of my "most compliment getters". I tried Encre Noir because of the comparisons here on BN and although I enjoyed Lalique's offering, Sycomore has an effortless polish to it that Encre Noir never achieves. Simply love it.

This is Paris in the winter.
This is fragrance perfection.
I own and am cherishing the last few drops of my large EDT bottle. Much more subtle as an EDT (from 2008) than the newer EDP.

Reserved 'cold' hearted billionaire business man, Chanel 'Sycamore' is a man who has no interest in anything but his parents, siblings, the 3 close friends he grew up with and all his business endeavors. He only came to the party to possibly make new business allies and strengthen the already existing ones. Dressed in a million-dollar dark grey suit, this man oozes money........ but that doesn't matter because he could be wearing sweats and a jumper from target and STILL make it look a million bucks. Dark, curly, thick, silky tresses of hair hang on his forehead, brows thick and dark pulled together as if his mad at the world, a prominent stubble making him look at lot more manly, mature and serious then he already is, he subdues power and authority. 'Sycamore' does not mind getting a bit brash, he says what he needs to say, no matter the consequences. If your feelings get hurt, then it gets hurt- you need to acknowledge this and move on. He commands the room by lifting a finger. If you can offer him something that will aid his business than his all ears, but if you cannot then you need to move along.
You don't know anything about him other than what he does for a living and even that is kept to a minimum.
Shoutout to Demi Rawling from YT for recomending this.
This is what I envision when I smell this.

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